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Erik ten Hag singles out ‘very good fighter’ for praise after Manchester United’s win vs Sheffield United

Manchester United star Scott McTominay (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)
Manchester United star Scott McTominay (Photo by PAUL ELLIS/AFP via Getty Images)

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag praised Scott McTominay after his goalscoring display in Sheffield United’s victory

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag spoke highly of Scott McTominay after their 1-2 victory against Sheffield United at Bramall Lane. The Scotsman continued his goalscoring form in the Premier League by scoring the opening goal with a right-footed volley.

The blades cancelled the Scotland international’s goal in the 28th minute with a penalty goal in the 34th minute. The penalty came from a handball offence by McTominay after he left his arm flailing to the side. The Red Devils won the game after a goal from Diogo Dalot in the 2nd half of the match.

United have climbed to the 8th position with the victory even though few clubs are yet to play their game. However, two wins in a row gives Ten Hag some room for a breather and an opportunity to build consistency.

Manchester United manager Erik ten Hag praised Scott McTominay after his goalscoring display in Sheffield United's victory.
Manchester United star Scott McTominay has scored in two consecutive games for the club. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Ten Hag told MOTD (h/t BBC) that McTominay’s relentless mindset helps him get to the right places at the right time. He said:

“Scott McTominay is a very good fighter. He arrived there at the right moment and it was a good goal.”

The 26-year-old gave a heroic cameo before the October international break in the game against Brentford. The United boss substituted McTominay into the match in the 87th minute for Sofyan Amrabat.

The Scotsman scored two extra-time goals to complete the comeback and save United from their third consecutive home loss.

Fichajes reported that United were looking to offload McTominay during the January transfer window. The Red Devils are trying to offload players who are not a major part of their manager’s plan. Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules restricted the Manchester Giants from signing players that Ten Hag needed. The Dutchman resorted to loan deals during the summer transfer deadline day.

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McTominay’s resurgence should put his exit on hold as he continues to prove his worth during United’s hour of need. The 26-year-old has the mindset that resonates with many former United legends who rose through the club’s academy.

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